Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bandette of The Week Karley

This week, our Bandette of The Week is the adorable Karley. Dancing on Stephanie's line on gamedays, Karley's enthusiasm for being a Bandette seems to be hard to top. I first got a chance to talk to her one-on-one briefly after the Open Practice when she was unable to perform. When the Opener rolled around, she couldn't be more excited and she looked ready to burst during pregame. Truth be told, she reminds me of Jills alum Jess L (2007-10)  in regards to her enthusiastic approach to performing. She just loves being on the field and performing in front of the crazy and devoted fans in Banditland and nothing gets her through life more than getting to dance. When she's not dancing or hanging out with the squadmates she's loved getting to know these past few months, she's an outdoorsy type of girl and it doesn't matter what time of year it is. The last few months, she's been out on her snowmobile but with the weather warming up, she's ready to jump in the truck and go find a nice spot to catch some fish. In the future, she's planning on finishing school and visiting Ireland one day, where her ancestors came from. Karley's secondary photo is from the recent home game against the Georgia Swarm. Prior to the game, the Bandettes signed their new posters for the fans. When there was a lull in the line, I grabbed a few photos, including this one of Amanda, Rachel, and Karley.
Amanda, Rachel, and Karley

From the Jills comes a photo from the 2007 Jills Open Workshop. One of the fun things about the Open Workshop is the reunions. In this case, the Jills' original 3 Musketeers joined together for a photo. Shown posing are Jessica Z, Kaitlin B, and Valerie. 2007 ended up being JZ's and Kaitlin's final seasons but Val went on to become a captain and a Pro Bowler before retiring after the 2012 season.
Jessica, Kaitlin, and Valerie

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